Music is life. How many periods throughout the last century didn't have some variation of new music created by watchful artists that served to officially (or unofficially) narrate the thoughts and ideas of the society around them? The upcoming eight-part docuseries 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, inspired by the David Hepworth-written book Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded, looks to point out how much of the music of that year was made as a response to the political and social movements of the time. And in the process, how many greats of the art form came to be in that tumultuous year.
Using never-before-seen footage (along with archival footage and interviews) from legendary artists like The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell, and Lou Reed, this new Apple TV+ series will show how these musical icons of the time were influenced by the changing tides of history. And, in turn, it will show how they used their music to inspire hope, change, and the culture around them.
the new series will land on Apple TV+ on May 21st. Today, the official trailer for this series has been released which you can check out below:
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is directed by Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees.